Green Lantern #41

Event\Storyline: Blackest Night Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Eddy Barrows Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 27, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 11
6.8Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Prelude to BLACKEST NIGHT! In "Agent Orange" part 3, the truth behind the eternally corrupt Vega System is finally revealed and the Green Lantern Corps will pay dearly for uncovering the secret. Meanwhile, the greed of Agent Orange knows no bounds as his demand for the universe explodes. Plus, Hal continues to struggle with the abilities of his new power ring.

  • 9.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jun 11, 2009

    As for this issue, it was exactly what I'd expect from a Geoff Johns penned comic, a very good read. I personally would have preferred a little less flashback stuff and more current events, but besides that, I really have no complaints. So now Hal seems to have lost his arm... I can't wait to see how he remedies this situation! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 31, 2009

    The story builds up to a rather shocking ending, which we won't give away here - but it'll be interesting to see what happens next, and how it all leads in to the upcoming Darkest Night story. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 27, 2009

    Still, I can appreciate the unique visuals, even if they don't always succeed. My main problem with this issue is an all too common one at this point. Johns frequently interrupts the tale with snippets of other stories. We see Torquemada, the Green Lantern hunting for the Anti-Monitor's corpse, for the first time in many, many months. Sinestro also randomly stops by for a single page. These scenes work well in and of themselves, but in the context of the issue as a whole they feel random and out of place. I realize Johns needs to keep all his plates spinning leading into Blackest Night, but there has to be a better way to structure his arcs without so many unexpected cutaways. As usual, though, I can forgive this series its mild digressions. I'm too captivated by everything going on in front of me to care. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Stephen Joyce Jun 1, 2009

    Green Lantern has been enjoyable for a long time now. With Blackest Night approaching in the DC Universe I think everybody should be reading this book. That said, this issue is a must for anyone just interested in the different Lantern Corps since it explains the Orange Lantern Corps origin. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jun 2, 2009

    Green Lantern #41 was a solid issue that continued to lay a strong foundation for the upcoming Blackest Night. Johns remains committed to fleshing out the Green Lantern mythos. The majority of Green Lantern #41 was dedicated to stalling for time and moving the various characters into position for Blackest Night. Green Lantern is the opposite of the more action packed build-up that we have been getting over on Green Lantern Corps. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren May 28, 2009

    The shock ending is about the only noteworthy thing to come of this rather disappointing chapter to the Agent Orange storyline. Here's hoping it finishes strong next month. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Comic Addiction - Corwin C. Crowl May 28, 2009

    This issue seems to fly by at a quick pace. There are a few interludes of other things happening within the Green Lantern universe. Sinestro and even Ash make a few brief appearances to remind us what they are up to. The origin of Agent Orange works well in finally explaining why the Vega System has been off limits to Green Lanterns. It also probes deeper into the Guardians need to hide or ignore the truth. This was not the first time they encountered the Orange Lantern and it is strongly hinted that the box they wanted back contained a captured Parallax. If these things are true then it should come as no shock to the Guardians that the other colors of the spectrum are beginning to manifest. Whether hey have intentionally forgotten certain parts of their history or if it was accidental remains to be seen. The presence of Parallax was somehow hidden from them yet, they remember Agent Orange. Johns has kept things very intriguing but the Guardians are looking more and more gullible as Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 6, 2009

    Have we, to anyone's knowledge,ever seen the Guardians regrow a limb before? Wanna bet that we will soon?2. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Raymond Hilario Jun 2, 2009

    Although these preludes have been rocky, we just need to sit tight since we all know Blackest Night will be way much better. It's just frustrating to buy these books and think about jumping ship as we get closer to the summer event. Thankfully, we still have Green Lantern Corps. Read Full Review

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